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Societies are an integral part of campus life here at King’s. Societies at King’s range from the properly pretentious Haliburton Society to the outrageous King’s Theatrical Society, and the quirky King’s Anime and King’s Aviation Society (We really hope someone revives this).

Each of these societies has been ratified by the KSU and as such is eligible to receive KSU funding. Societies are also required to follow the bylaws of the KSU and are subject to policy decisions made by Council and the Student Life Vice President. A basic outline of current policies can be viewed by downloading the Society Guidelines and Application Package.

If none of the current societies quite suit your fancy, you can start your own society. All you need to do is download a society guidelines and ratification package, or pick one up in the KSU office, read it, fill it out, and submit it to the KSU Student Life Vice President. Provided everything is in order, the Student Life Vice President will recommend your society to be ratified by Council. Note: This process must be followed by ALL societies each year. Even if they have been active from time immemorial, groups failing to follow this process will not be recognized by the KSU as a Society for that academic year.

Once you have been ratified, you’re away to the races. Funding requests may be submitted to the Financial Vice President. Funding and Printing Request forms are available both in electronic format and in hard copy outside of the KSU office. For information about society funding, contact the Financial Vice President,

If you would like to advertise a society meeting or event in the KSU’s weekly newsletter, TWAK (This Week at King’s), please send your submissions by Saturday noon the weekend before your event to the Communications Vice President (

Current Societies

We’ve got a plethora of societies at King’s! This list will be updated as societies ratify. If you want more information on a certain society, send an email over to your Student Life VP, Michael Greenlaw, at

And now in alphabetical order, your 2018-2019 Societies:

Best Buddies

Best Buddies believe that friendship is important in the development of all people with intellectual disabilities, and that friendship is a medium through which they can become members of the community. As a club we come together t celebrate these friendships and explore the community together.

Early Modern Studies Society

The Early Modern Studies Society is designed to foster and provide an academic and social environment for students interested in the Early Modern period. It also seeks to plan and put on for students of UKC and Dal, as well as the general public, social events, lecture series, and the Conference of the Early Modern. The EMSS will also publish the academic publication Babel at the end of the academic year (or the beginning).

The Haliburton Society

The Haliburton Society, founded by the University of King’s College in 1884, is the oldest extant English campus literary society in the British Commonwealth. Since its inception, the Haliburton Society has welcomed literary enthusiasts to celebrate great works of poets and prose through readings and discussions lead by students, faculty members, and Canadian authors and poets invited by guests. The Society has become an integral part of King’s culture and community, and is a forum for thoughtful and inquiring minds to come together in appreciation of great literature of all kinds.

History of Science and Technology Society

A society for all those interested in science, technology and society and the interplay between them.

King’s Dance Collective

The King’s Dance Collective provides a safe and creative space, for students f all experiences, for dance and choreography. We provide workshops during the fall semester and put on a showcase in the spring All dancers are experiences-levels welcome!

King’s Jewish Book Club

The King’s Jewish Book Club is a group of students, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, who get together once in a while to talk about books by and about Jews! It’s great.

King’s Political Lesbianism Society (PLS)

King’s Political Lesbianism Society (PLS) is dedicated to the critique and appreciation of sapphic literature, theory, and pop culture, with an emphasis on 70s and early 80s lesbian feminist theory. We will be touching upon this theory whilst also addressing the historical biphobia and transphobia preset in original theory, and making sure the academia is harm reduction-based.

King’s P.R.I.D.E. Society

We are the People Recognizing Individual Diversity and Equality (or P.R.I.D.E.)

King’s Theatrical Society

The King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) is a student-run theatrical organization. Each year, based on what is pitched by students, the KTS put up commercial plays, musicals, original student written works and experimental pieces.

Students Advocating for Representative Curricula

SNARC is a student society dedicated to promoting under-represented texts, ideas, and figures at the university of King’s College. SNARC advocates for diversity across the programs at the university as well as within the faculty. Each year, SNARC throws SNARCon, a two-day student conference dedicated to the study of marginalized thinkers. We also publish our journal, Canon, each year. To get involved with SNARC, visit us on Facebook or send us an email.

Spanish Society

The King;s Spanish Society meets regularly to watch Spanish and Latin American movies, engage with Hispanic cultures and have conversations in Spanish.

Unconscious Collective Vocal Ensemble

We preform a wide variety of a cappella music, on , off, and around dal/King;s campus. Membership is welcome to both students and the community who have a good attitude and a love of singing.

The Wordsmiths

Do you like writing? Do you like being creative? do you want to meet and chat with other people who also like those things? Well welcome to wordsmiths! Come chat, share, and learn with is and look out for out yearly publication.

Current Levied Societies

We also have a lot of levied societies at King’s! This list will be updated as societies ratify. If you want more information on what services each group offers, send an email over to your Student Life VP, Michael Greenlaw, at at


A society for all those interested in science, technology and society and the interplay between them.

Dalhousie/King’s Bike Society

We are a levied society. The levy is used to maintain the loan fleet and stock the centre for DIY repairs as well as put on workshops and other events. We also hire 1 full time staff person and multiple part time individuals.


Nova Scotia Public Interest Group

A social and environmental resource centre open to students and community members. We engage with research and action while bridging campus and community. 

South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre

The South House sexual and Gender resource centre believes in working together for the creation of a society that is vibrant, life-sustaining, and safe for people of all genders.

Formally the Dalhousie Women’s Centre, the South House is a student funded, volunteer driven resource centre that seeks to address and advocate for anti-oppression issues with in a feminist framework. The South House consciously recognizes that struggles against all forms of oppression are feminist issues. We are first and foremost a resource centre which provides resources ad support for students, faculty, staff and community members on such issues.

WUSC King’s Chapter